Taylor Swift Refuses to Let ‘1989’ Die, Releases Sixth Single
For those of you who thought Taylor Swift's seemingly endless 1989 era was finally coming to a close (she's released five singles from the album, ended her world tour and promised to "take some time off" during a recent interview) -- think again!
Swift is set to release the music video for "Out of the Woods," her sixth single from the album, during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest when it airs on December 31 on ABC. Though the show begins at 8PM EST, there’s no word as to what time the video will premiere, so prepare yourself to possibly sit through the entire program to see it.
There’s no word as to what the video will entail either, though at this point it’s probably safe to assume the singer's recent New Zealand video shoot -- one that landed Swift in hot water with New Zealand conservationists -- was likely for “Out of the Woods.”
Swift and her team were accused of disturbing the natural habitat of the endangered New Zealand bird species known as the dotterel. Radio NZ reported that while the Commission of Auckland Tourism, Events, and Economic Development granted Swift’s team permission to use two vehicles on Bethells Beach — where four dotterel birds live — they reportedly used nearly a dozen vehicles instead, upsetting conservations who believed the nests might have been crushed during filming.
Cherokee Films, the company in charge of the video, issued a statement refuting these claims, saying, “Taylor Swift and her management team were in no way at fault and did not do anything that violated permits or ordinances.”
Are you excited to see the music video for “Out of the Woods”? Can you believe 1989 is still going, full-steam ahead? Do you think Jared Leto gives a f—k about Taylor Swift now that the best song off 1989 is getting the single treatment? Let us know!
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